A poster created by School of Nursing students from Nursing 417 Community and Public Health Nursing Lab, taught by Julie Carr, was selected as one of nine Best of Show posters at the spring 2012 Service-Learning in Action Student Exhibition. Elmira Bayramova, Michael Bond, Steffanie Buzzell, Robin Callahan, Kelley Davis, Rachel Finnell, Jessica Miller, Kelly Smith, Scott Watkins and Natalie Wilkins served with community partner St. Paul’s Catholic Church & School in Nampa to provide recommendations and resources to health care professionals about improving services to Latino patients.
More than 50 posters were submitted this semester and a jury of faculty and staff chose nine as Best of Show based on application of course work to service experience, quality of reflection and overall visual presentation. They, along with a People’s Choice winner from the exhibition earlier this week, were displayed for the last week of the term in the Interactive Learning Center.
Each year, the Service-Learning program matches about 2,000 Boise State students with Treasure Valley organizations to apply what they are learning in the classroom to vital needs in the community. Boise State offers more than 100 designated service-learning courses each year, from more than 30 departments, from every college, in partnership with more than 100 community partners, 80 faculty members and about 2,000 students. Since fall of 2000, more than 20,000 students have participated in service-learning and have given 476,814 hours to community organizations. Their time has been worth an estimated $7,170,200 to local nonprofit organizations and to the communities they serve.